The 2020 year the whole world passed a challenge named Corona virus. Touched everyone of us till some level, but not too many changes happened, are we looking for a help and a remedy in a right place ?
We think social distancing and washing several times our hands, touching nothing out of our houses, paying attention to whom we talk and we have put this burden to our governments. Or they took it by themselves being as authority and to solve this problem instead of us. Is this way of thinking and acting correct ?
In the Bible, God Almighty Jesus Christ Himself wrote us a remedy ! We do not have to ask governments, which are not doctors, specialists for epidemics (if some I did not read about), but simply politics. Managers of what was entrusted them to manage in elections. And as a warning God provides as His word in Psalm 146,3-4:
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
In simple words, our expectations and trusting in them to solve this crisis is not legitimate. These princes are simply people in leading the country, in our world named politics, judges, ministers, they are simply people, with limited power, doing the best of their abilities, but are not God. Even Jesus Christ, God Himself had this challenge when people after seeing a great miracle wanted to nominated him for a politic – a physical king of their country, but He left that people and went to a lonely place .. it talks a lot, find the answer for yourself if you want. So not necessary to find this remedy, it is already found ! And you can find it for yourself, just to go to the Source.
It is written in Christian Bible. Read this if you will, you can find it in the book of 2.Chronicles 7, verses 14-15:
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The word „pestilence“ is also a word for epidemic. So the remedy is available for each of us, just a question is if we allow to be corrected by The Author of Life or we reject His helpful hand. This doesn’t change the fact that the remedy is available.
Here are conditions required to a final victory.
If My people which are called by My name shall:
- humble themselves = to humble oneself, to submit, to humiliate oneself, to bend one’s knees, to fall on one’s knees, to bow down, to behave subordinately
- pray = beseech, intercede, interfere
- seek My face = to demand, to desire, to ask, to be present, to turn to someone, to focus (on God)
- turn from our wicked ways = stop doing wrong, give up bad ways
And as a result of all that God Almighty promissed (it is already done if we do that honestly !!!), He will, He can not lie, what a news !!!
- He will hear from Heaven = He will accept it
- forgive our sins = because the pandemic is a result of our sins
- heal our land = means not only land as Slovakia (or country where you live), but also families, houses, homes, relationships, hearts of people, etc.
And now personally to each of us, will you humble yourself, pray, seek His presence and turn away from your wicked ways ? Because He said, I will hear your voice in Heaven, I forgive your sins and I will heal your land.